GEAR UP LANDINGS
for all gear up landings
If either main gear will not extend, land with all three
gear up if possible. If nose gear will not extend,
land on mains.
Ensure passengers are briefed regarding bracing
position and evacuation procedure.
Depressurize airplane and consider removal and
secure stowage of escape hatches prior to landing.
Expect main cabin door to operate normally except
that it may not fully open with the nose or left main
Historically, this class of airplane has received
more damage landing on sod than on smooth,
Propeller blades contacting surface while turning
under power tend to disintegrate and throw shrap-
nel. Blades contacting surface when feathered or
nearly feathered will bend but most likely will not
shatter and will aid in holding wings and nacelles
Pilot may choose to feather one propeller early and
save other engine for last minute glide path correc-
tions. During approaches with one main gear up
and one down, it is recommended that propeller on
gear up side be feathered first.